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ï¿¼ w,,i I I Mr. W. H. Miles on the Church's Position. MEETING AT GUILDHALL. At a meeting at the Guildhall, Swansea, on Friday evening, called by invitation in connection with the programme of the League of Faith and Liberty, Dr. J. A. Rawlings presided. Mr. Archibald Rrmage, organising secre- tary of the League, which was formed a.bout a year ago on the basis that. Labour and the Churches have much to learn from each ether, and are tco much out of touch, ex- plained the objects of the organisation. La- bour and religion, he Laid, were two great streams of idealism Mr. W. H. Miles contended that the La- bour movement should not be outside the Crunches, but that there was a feeling in Labour that the Church was on the other bide, which was a mistake. Labour's great need waa religion and education. The Rev. H. C. Mander argued that the Church was out to show there was no "other side." The Rev. W. Pedr Williams said the meeV ing had not removed some of his difficulties. The middle classes were as alienated from the churches as Labour, who ran many churches. Labour was very mixed, and some of it low-down. They needed to1 re- think their gospel in terms of love. For those ministers who had given themselves un- reservedly to Labour the result was greatly disappointing. The Rev. Harrington Lefes (vica.r of Swan- sea) complained that he had never been able to get Labour men to see the two sides of the question. Labour was often very nrro- gant, and the churches marvellously meek. Rev. Eurof Waiters, the Rev. David Price, and the Rev. G. Hicks also took part in the discussion. A committee was appointed to make an- other effort to bring the church and Labour together.
ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM. Swansea Names for Grand Committee. At the meeting at Swansea Guildhall in conneption with the formation of a Swansea Centre of the Y.'elsh Priory of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, the following names were nominated for the Grand Committ-en and the subsidiary committees, to be shortly formed: Mr. W. F. Farr Cou or H. Macdonnell, Dr. Hulic 't.Thomas, Mr. Trevor Roberts (G.W.-R.), Ot Siart., Mr. f duey. Nicholls, Dr. J'- s-Powell, Mr. T. Wheel, Mr. Cann (representing, the Director of Education), Capt. A. H Thomas (Chief Constable), Councillor! David Richards, Mr. Leslie Da vies (manager Cwmfeiin), Dr. Morgan Wil- liams (Morriston), Mr. W. H. Fisher (acting supt. Swansea Brigade), Mr. Tom Morris (under-manager Pentre Col- lieries). Mr. John Evans, Mrs. D. M Davies (Morriston), MB. Morgan (Strawberry Cottage, Morriston) Mrs. < Hill. y Major Lewis stated at the meeting that each centre would have a commissioner and a chairman, and it was essential that those elected to fill the offices should have th complete confidence of the comr ittee and members of the Order, as it was destined to be of the greatest assistance in* he future to the Ministries of ealth, and Pen- sions.
âââââââââââââ L L I SKETTY'S FALLEN. Roll of Honour Unveiled at the Congregational Church. In the presence of a large congregation, i at the close of bright Christmas services on Sunday evening, the pastor of English Congregational Church, Skettv (Rev. Elias Joseph) impressively unveiled his gift, a bea-utifully-executed roll of honour, and dedicated to the glory of God for the bteeU of men. ii-aiing read the 54 names inscribed, he said five of them had made the supreme sacrifice. They were exceedingly proud of their comrades, a church, for they had nobly stood between them and the foe" in the deadly struggle between right and might, ih.at roll would be a testimony for genera- to come of how gladly their boys re- sponded to the utII of tving end country, said would be an everlasting triumph.
The death was ,announced at Under- wood," Briton Ferry, en Fr:day> of Jane, relict of the late Evan Roberts, of the Warren, Briton Furry, in her 98th year.
SUCCESSFUL LAN DORK PASTOR A TF -"?the Rev. Idns Thomas c.?e ?! Dirja Noddfa, Landore, a few months a? Lhe'?rch ? every branch is <loun..h? .? 11 Is Pastorate. under his pastorate. On Sunday el-veii young people were baptized, whiist others returned to the flock and were welcomed as communicants.
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"WORLD'S END. Â» jWhat Scripture Has to Say. BLESSINGS OF UNCER- TAINTY. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no not even the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father (Mark xiii., 32). This was one of the texts chosen by the Rev. Pedr -Williams, at St. Paul's Congrega- tional Church, on Sunday evening, in order to base a sermon on the subject of The End of the World." There were, he said, religious movements, a large part of whose inspiration came from the belief that at a certain time certain things would happen, and yet all the while there was this text. And so we needed to be careful and hesitant about believing any confident statement a bout the date of the end of the world. The question really behind it is this: Are we really near the end of things? Did they not think it would be more true. to say we were very little more than at the beginning of thingR PWhy it was only about 120 years ago that the Church of Christ sent mis- sionaries into the world on any large scale. But to return to the American scien- tist, the preacher explained that he built his prognosticationâhis hypothesis âon two theories. One that if the planets all came together in a certain line thev would draw on the incandescent atmosphere that surrounds the sun as to make what were commonly called sun- spots; and secondly, that if such occurred it would have an immediately overwhelm- ing effect on the earth itself. In the presence of thsse possible things, people were agitated, and yet we were in the very thick of possibilities every day and still went on without fear. There was, in fact, more scientific likelihood of a person meeting a germ or microbe that would set up an incura ble malady. The hospital close by was full of people that possible things had reached, and yet we did not dwell upon those possibilities. Last week, however, there was unques- tionably a fear that came upon many peopleâthe fear of a great crash the fear of a definite date for dying; and the fear that so many would die all at once. It was the uncertainty of life, the rev. gen- tleman urged, that enabled us to go on. In other remarks, the preacher pictured the possible effects "upon mankind had the Astronbmer Poval and Sir Oliver Lodge, instead of disagreeing with Prof. Porta, said, Yes, he is quite right." In this connection he recalled the universal social paralysis that overcame the world when the year 1,000 was reached, and everybody had been led to think that this was the period stated in the Bible when the world would come to an end.
POST OFFICE RUSH. I Coping with the Heavy Demands Locally. There is every probability, we learn, of this year's Christmas traffic at the Swansea Post Office being considerably heavier than last year. The parcel traffic is very heavy and a number of extra vehicles have been secured to deal with it. In ordinary times, since the signing of peace, a general upward tendency in the number of parcels posted has been noticed and it is anticipated that over the holidays this will reach almost re- cord figures. There will be two par- cel" deliveries in Swansea-at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. About a hundred ex-service men have been engaged temporarily to dor7 with this and the fast increasing letter traffic. A special mail cart service for Gower and the Swansea Valley has been or- ganised and is now in operation.
SKETTY MAN'S DEATH. I Heart Failure Follows Nervous- Breakdown. Commercial men at Swansea doclN, and his many friends, will hear with regret that Mr. Wm. Jones, managing clerk to llJe Glan-v-nior Coal Co., Swansea, died sud- denly" at hi;3 residence, Brynderw, Dillwyn- rcad. Sketty, on batucday evening of heart failure after hemorrhage and collapse. Deceased was a native of Parkmiil. had reeded in Sketty for the la&t seven years, and was 36 years of age. Two years ago he had it nervous breakdown, and had been home for twehe months under medical treat- ment until iast August. S'nce then he had made rapid progress, and had apparently quite recovered, and contemplated returning to business "t the beginning of the year. He leaves a widow and three young daughter;" and will be buried at Sketty Church on Wedne&day after noon.
PAT'S 48. I I Patrick McCarthy, against whom it was stated there were 47 convictions, was sellt down for two months at Swansea on Monday for failing to answer a charge of assaulting and beating -Wm. Ileadon at Swansea on the 7th of November. P.C. Baker arrested endant at Caxdiff,
At Upper Loughor infants' school Mrs. ,A,yd, hcbooiraistress, was, upon her retire- nent, presented by Mr. F. O. Harries, headmaster, with a silver coffee jug and a vallet of notes. Speeches were made by Miss Edwards (headmistress of the girls' department), Miss M. Jenkins (infants' payment), Mr. Chester Morgan (boys' department), and Miss G..Job (new head- mistress infants' department).
An inspector under the Housing Com- missioners paid a visit to Burry Port last week to view certain sites selected by the Council fer the erection of dwelling houses. The Newfoundland site appeared to be the most favourable with -the inspector. At the Council meeting Mr. W. T. Edmunds presided. Mr. F. Bull, the surveyor, re- ported the result of the recent census taken, and it amounted to 5,554. The pre-war population was 4,800. Reference was made to the overcrowding in the Burry Port urban area. In one instance a family of nine slept in one bedroom and there were other cases almost as bad. There was another case of twelve persons living in two rooms, and another of 11 in two rooms. There were 22 houses unfit for human habit-a tion. It was decided to build 263 houses to alleviate the present conditions of over- crowding.
"TICH'S" DEATH. I ââââ ââââ Swansea Footballer's Grief at Loss of Wife. INQUEST STORY. The tra.gic circumstances of the deplorable death of the popular Swansea Town outside left, David John Evans, better known as "Tich," were inquired into by the Swansea coroner (Mr. J. C. Morris) on Saturday. Messrs Watts Jones and Froodman repre- sented the Swansea- Town directorate. Mrs. Catherine Devereux, 21, Fairford- street, Cadoxton-Barry, said heT brother lived at 5, Mansel-terrace, and was a, pro- fessional footballer, 25 years of age. Wit- ness last saw deceased alive the Thursday after his wife was buried about a fortnight ago.. Coroner NaL.uraiiy, at that time he was much depressed?â Y es; he wrote us a letter. It was in a despondent mood ?âHe said he was trying to bear it and that he was praying- for help to be ruble to. Coroner: He seemed to feel his loss heavily ?âTerribly. He had never threatened anything? âNo; he said it was hard to bear. Ernest Stanley Edwards, Cambridge-street, Uplands, Swansea, professional trainer to the Swansea. Town A.F.C., said deceased was under his charge. He remembered the death of deceased's wife. Coroner You have formed some impres- si. on as to how he took it?âVery keenly. NO INTEREST IN LIFE. Have you noticed anything out of the way with him lately ?âHe seemed to take no in- terest in life at ail. I told him to bear up until such time as things would bring him back to his normaJ self. Did he at any time suggest doing away with himself?âNone whatever. Have you heard that he had at any time said anything to anybody?âNo, sir. Did he teem to lack interest in his work ?â I let him alone to do his own training. Witness, continuing, said deceased re- ported at 10.10 on Thursday morning to him in the .dressing-room. Deceased then ap- pealed all right, and in answer to a query said, "All ri.jht, Ernie; how's yourself." He next saw him about 10.35. Deceased was then in the same place. The players left at 12.50, and witness then missed "Tich," no one seeming to know where he had gone. Coroner He was on good terms with everybody?âEverybody. There is no suggestion that the wounds were anything but self -iiiflicted?-No, s;r. Witness said that when the players were returning in the' ordinary way at 2.30 de- ceased was still missing. When witness saw him the second time in the dressing-room he noticed he was not showing any inclination to dress for practice, and in answer to an enquiry as to whether he was going to turn out, ha replied, I don't feel up to it." The first intimation witness had of the occur- rence was from the players, and he then discovered the body as already described. Coroner: Had you ever before seen the razor which was found in his right hand?â Never. You are satisfied he did away with him- self?âYes; I never saw any professional footballer in my life change as he did. Wm. Joseph Nicholas, Vetch Field Cot- tage, professional footballer, spoke to iast seeing deceased alive at 10.30 a.m. 'ast Thursday. They exchanged the time of day. Witness had been at Mrs. Evans' funeral, representing the players, and he saw how depressed deceased was. About nine J_.ys ego Tich said to him, "I SHALL NEVER PLAY AGAIN." About 2.25 witness went' to look for c ke under the stand, and striking a match saw what he first thought was a man gagged. He called other players and a cand.e was fetched, when the body was recognised. By the Coroner, witness had never een the razor before. He was satisfied deceased ha.d taken his own life. P.C. (119) Edward Griffiths spoke to being called to the scene and removing the oody to the mortuary. On the body was Â£15 1(). in notes and 16s. 6d. in silver, some coppers, and stamps, etc. Dr. Trevor Evans said that when he ar- rived he found the wind-pipe severed, and this had caused death. There was very little blood about. There was no question about it being suicide. Coroner said there was sufficient reason for deceased's mind being aiiected owing to his sad trouble, and the jury returned a verdict of Suicide following temporary in- sanity due to depression." CLUB'S SYMPATHY. Mr. Freedman, on behalf of the Swansea Town Club, expressed tha sincere sympat flY of the directors with the family, and inti- mated that the club were defraying the whole expenses of the funeral.
CHOICE XMAS TREES AT JOHNSTON'S. Mr. Alex Johnston, Oxford-street, Swan- sea, makes a special show at this time of the year, and there is a beautiful show of real flowers, foliage, and Xmas trees, which this year will be sought for early. There ;s not a better selection than at Mr. A. John- j stop's conservatories.
T"- t WELCOME HOME. Pontardulais Teachers I Welcome Returned Comrades. At, the Council Schools, Pontardulais. on Friday evening, local teachers held a whist drive and social in honour of the safe home- coming of their colleagues from the war. There were fifty present. Mr. Isaac L. Davies, her Imaster, presided; "Mr. Tom G. Davies acted as M.C., and the secretarial duties were discharged by Misses L. M. Jeffreys and H. L. Roberts. During the evening the following were presented by Miss M. E. Davies, headmis- tress, with gifts, on behalf of the teaches: Messrs. Davi i Griffiths, Llandilo-TalvborA N.P Geo. D. MorrÂ»s, W. J. Davies. W R. Richards, Dan IJOIJPS, Giyndwr Samu,eI, and J Ewart Hopkins. The winners at .vhist wer Misses M. G. Thomas. S. O. Davies, L. M. Jeffreys, and Mr D. Griffiths. i
MR. SNOWDEN COMES A CROPPER. I Mr. Phuip fc. now den was heavily defeated in the textile workers' ballot for a Labour candidate for the impending bye-eleodon in the Nelson and Colne division. j 1 1
Great disappointment prevailed amancr in- tending buyers who visited Carmarthen Christmas market on Saturday, owing to the exceedingly small supply of turkeys, geese, ducks and poultry on offer. For more than a century this market has been conside ed one of the largest in South Wales, and is always well patronised by the residents of the industrial districts. There was again n attendance ) buyers having come from as far as the Uhondda Valley, and the demand was so keen that it was only with 1 difficulty-that sellers could dole out. At i times the clamour of a few dozen would-be purchasers who surrounded a ] farmer developed into a veritable scramble, and on one occasion the police had to interfere.
âââââ-â==- GENDROS BENEFIT CONCERT On Saturday evening a benefit concert was held at Saron Chapel, Gendros, presided over .,y Mr. Bon Jones. Ffcavsda&, in the un- avoidable absence of Mr. C. C. Vivian, Mumbles, ;;Â¡;'he Ravenhill Glee Singers (con- ductor, Mr. John Nicholas) organised title concert, and Mr. John Coment, R.A.M. (of Messrs. R. E. Jones) at-anged the musical programme. The artistes were âMiss May John, Miss M. H. Thomas, Mr. David Thomas, Mr. Tom Williams, Mr. Clydaeh Thomas, and Mr. Morgan R. Llbyd accom- panist, Miss L. J. Evans (Fforestfaoh). The proceeds were in aid of Master I'orwerth Roberto, Armine-road, Who has been physic- ally crippled and partially blind since child- hood.
PROUD ACHIEVEMENT! Educational Foundations for Swansea's University. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE. I Now that Swansea is to rank as a univer- sity town (writes a correspondent) it is well for us to review our record and see -what kind of foundation has been laid on which to erect the stately edifice tha,t will confer honour and dignity on the whole neighbour- hood. Swansea, already famous as the third largest area in England and Wales, is to add to her laurels by providing university culture for her girls and boys. How have these young people been prepared for their high destiny? To deal for the present with girls alone, }ow do our Swansea girls, the product oi our primary schools, compare with the girls of Cardiff, Newport, Ehondda, Pontypridd, Mountain Ash. Merthyr, and Abertiilery, as far as can be measured by academic tests? It is worth while to ascertain this. I BLUE RIBBON OF PRE-UNIVERSITY DISTINCTION. Granted tihiat examinations cannot measure even-thing, yet it is by this means that ad- mission to the University is won. Do Swan- sea people knew that in the last ten or eleven years more than a hundred of the ex- primary school girls have won the blue ribbon of Pre-ui-piversity distinction, namely, a, pass in the matriculation examination of London University? Du they know that, last year, for example, 19 Swansea girls (formerly pupils at Swansea. elementary schools) passed this advanced examination, whilst. the biggest number in any other Welsh town was five. Many of these girls have proceeded to obtain a uni- versity degree, indeed, such girls may be reckoned in dozens; others are now at various universities, studying for the degree. The Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, London, Leeds and Wales have conferred dis- tinction on Swansea girls; we may even reverse the statement, and maintain that our girls have conferred distinction on the Uni- versities in which they studied; this is undoubtedly so in some owes We recall a girl who went from our town to a Yorkshire University she wrote such a brilliant thesis for her M A. decree that the professor begged her to allow it to be ppb- lished, saying that he had never seen such a fine piece of work from any student, man or woman, during all, his connection with the University Ten yoars after leaving school at Swansea; this girl-she is still in her twentiesâbecame vice-principal of a training epllege, at the special request of the principal under, whom fhe had served qs lecturer RECORD FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY. Two other gills. also from Swansea Ele- mentally Schools, achieved a record for the whole country, in passing the final B. A. ex- amination of London University while still in their first yca.r at college, a.nd only 19 years of age; the usual thing being to take this examination in the third year at col- lege.. One of these is now lecturer in Latin at a London college; London has come to Swansea for its lecturer in Latin. They do not all, however, adopt teaching as a profession. Wisely, I think One old Swansea girl, after a brilliant career at Ox- ford, whither she had been helped to go by a scholarship, adopted botanical research as her profession, and is now an official at Kew Gardens, in the employ of the Board of Agri- culture. It ir no mean achievement, to win an er/tranco scholarship at Oxford, and more than one of our ex elementary school girls has done this. Another ."irl is in the middle of her medi- training, at London University, having .i,re the first part of her oomse here at Swansea. Still another elected to pursue a university course in domestic science, 1'nd now holds an honoured position in a big northern town. The rest are Fcattered some in Swansea,, some iu England and Scotland; ifll doiir* good work :lJ! reflecting credit on tho town that cave their their chance. And not only on the town. either. Is not pome credit d''e to the devoted and success- ful labours of their old teachersâthe women,, heads pnd assistants, who i lined them to such .ood purpose ip. the otnry sohoo's?. Would you not expect- to ;â Â« these we-mn honoured above all other women in W les engaged in ihe same calling? Von would? HONOUR AND REMUNER VTION. Well, they are not. At 1eJ.6t. if honour is to be measured by remuneration, they are not The labourer is worthy of her nire. Yet in this town, during all last year, the head mistresses of the b'egest Sv an sea schools reoeived 2130 less than the herd mistress of a school of any size in Pontypridd! At the present moment Swansea head mistresses re- ceive LI,30 a year lefs than mistresses of simila,r schools in Ehondda. For years they reoeived less than Cardiff head mistresses. The same occurs with assistant mistresses. At Hhondda, Newport, Mountain Ash, Pontypridd, Abertillc-ry and Barry assistant mistresses receive Â£ 60 a year more than Swansea assistant mistresses.
WIRE ROPE SNAPS. Harbour Trust Tug's Effort to Tow Steamer Off. An attempt to refloat the French steamer Deux Freres, which has been ashore off Baglan foi the past ten days, was made by the Swansea Harbour Trust tug Trusty on Sunday, but the effort was a failure, as so firmly was the vessel beached that not only did she not move, but a four inch wire hawser snapped in making the attempt and some other damage was done, the Trusty having to grapple with a heavy ground sea. i The Deux Freres, which was eventually due at Swansea to load tinplates for France, will have to first discharge the remainder of her cargo of scrap at the Briton Ferry Steelworks Wharf, and she cannot now be handled before the holidays.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.! Swansea Technical College I Students' Hannv Time. The Students' Union of the Swansea i' Technical College held its annual whist drive and dance at the Hotel Metropole. The whist drive, under the able supervision cf Messrs. Dudley Williams and L. M. Parker, went off very well. Thanks to the capable M.C. 's, Messrs. 0. Mayo and C.' A. Oldham, the dance proved a big success. The orchestra was under the direction of Mr. ChiÃ¹S. Davies. Mr. R. For- tune and Mr. S. H. Pawning were the organisers. '=-=:c===:-=-=u 1
I Y Prawf," Albert Hall, Boxing Night and Saturday.
At Danygraig Congregational Church, Swansea, a carol service was held on Sunday evening, which was very well attended and carried out. The follow- ing artistes assisted the choir with ulog and duetts:âMiss Ida Hill, Miss Olive Dando, Mr. V. Randall, ex-Lieutenant Vincent Rees, and Master Cecil Dalby: Master Re-e PasEmore gave a violin solo.
Plasmarl Dramatic Society gave a re- yoat performance of "Y Prawf" ("Proof") at Llangyfelach on Saturday and the proceeds are to pay lapsed contributions of soldiers and sailors ) from the district who were members of local benefit sick and death clubs. â v
WORKING TOGETHER. I I Aim of Baldwin's "Heads" I and Men. I ENJOYABLE EVENING. r Over 300 employes of Messrs. Bald- win's Landore Works gathered at the Exchange Restaurant, Swansea, on Saturday night, the occasion being a welcome home dinner to the 170 ex- service men who had returned to civil life, out of about 232 who joined up from the works during the war. Cap- tain H. L. Davies, son of Mr. J. C. Davies, managing director, presided. Mr. Roger Beck was unfortunately un- able to be present. The' Chairman said they had come there with mixed feelings. Mourning those they had lost and who were dear to them and rejoicing with those who had been fortunate enough to return, thev felt that they should be filled with high ideals. If the men who had sac- rificed their lives for the country thought it worth while, they should think it worth while to live for their country to-day. Those who had been left behind should be cared for, not from the view of charity, but from love. (Applause.) He hoped that this was not the last occasion on which they would gather to honour the men, who 'had come back. It should, be made an annual celebration. (Hear, hear.) It was up to the people of the country to say how the country was going to b2 carried on. There were three essentials for trade, viz., labour, brains and capital. Nobody was going to say Baldwins did not possess labour; as for brain, well, look at the heads of the conpany-men who had been workingmen. Look at the chairman and managing director and many others, all of whom had RISEN FROM THE RANKS. (Applause.) As for cap'tal, look what Mr. Roger Beck had done for Swansea. (Hear, hear.) The country was in a nasty mess. They had got to get down to rock-bottom facts. They had got to work, all of them, and Baldwins men were going to work together. It was only a matter of co-operation and con- iidence and surely they could trust the m n at the head. (Applause.) Mr. John Evans, ambulance inspec- tor and secretary of the fund, pre- sented his report, and said that the total amount subscribed in weekly sub- scriptions since October, 1914, to De- cember. 1918, was Â£ 2..697 12s. Sd., to which was added Â£ 49 Is. 6d. bank in- terest. Of that all had been dispensed save Â£3 2s. ICd., which remained :n hard. Â£ 608 18s. 6d. had been given to the Prince of Wales Relief Fund; Â£ 420 10s. to widows and oiphans, work- men who had lost sons, dependents, etc. Wounded and discharged soldiers had benefitted to the extent of Â£ 383 103. Christmas gifts had been issued to sol- ?I)eeii issued to so! diers and sailors during 1916-17-18 and amounted to Â£ 417, whiist demobilised soldiers and sailors had received Â£ 173. Aumerou^ other gifts had been made to various war charities. Out of 232 men who had joined up from the works 22 had made the supreme sacrifice, and four distintcions had been gained-J. W. Beard, M.C., Evan Grey, D.C.M., W. R. Rowden, M.M.. 3Â¡' W. E. Jen- nines, whose parents had received a posthumous award after he had lost his life in the Jutland battle. He then read the names of the men who had fallen, following which the company rose while the "Dead March" was played. PRESENTS TO "DEMOBBED." Every demobilised soldier ana sailor presen' was then presented with Â£ L wh 1st those who had been disabled re- ceived srms in accordance with their disablement. Mr. J. C. Campbell, supported by Messrs. W. J. Beard and E. Grey, -pro- posed a vote of tnanks to the commit- tee and subscribers, wh eh was revnied to by Messrs Tom Jones and W. 1.1. Thomas. A vote of thanks to the firm was pro- posed by Mr. Tom Davies and repiied to by Mr. J. C. Davies. Many well known artistes, all from Baldwin'^ Works, contributed to a most enjoyable evening and their effort- were fully recognised in a vote of Thanks to them, proposed by Mr. M. Williams.
SWANSEA NONACENARIAN'S 1) E AfH. The late Mrs. Adeline Protheroe, 11, Rhyddings Park-road, Swansea, widow of Mr. Hy. Protheroe, of Msrthyr, who has died in her 93rd year. She was born in Goat-street Swansea, and her father was a well-known tailor. The old lady was exceptionally active up to the time of her death, and took a keen interest in politics. The funeral takes place at Merthyr to-morrow (Tuesday).
SWANSEA STUDENT'S CAMBRIDGE SCI-F OLAT,SHIP. An open mathematical scholarship, worth Â£6!) a year, has been awarded to Alaii I-) a pupil c ft-he Swan- sea Grammar School, at Gonviile and Caius College, Cambridge. This pupil ha; had a highly successful career at the Grammar School, having passed the highe,. certificate examination of the Central Welsh Board, with tv (rS- tmcticnHe is the on of Mr. B. B. Ski-row, H.M. Inspector of Schools, Swansea.
j. J B M SWANSEA FREE LIBRARY LECTURE. The Rev. D. Eurof Walters, M.A., B.D. (Swansea) delivered a scholarly lecture on Tennyson's In Memeor- iam at the Public Librar- on Satur- day evening to a very la:r&- audience, presided over by Mr. J. Conibear. Mr. Walters interspersed his lecture with many apt selections from "In Memor- iam," and concluded a lecture with a masterly rendering of the opening verses of Tennyson's great tribute to friendship.
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.=- G.W.R GOODS. ââ II1II. âââ Seven Men Remanded at Swansea. OTHERS WANTED. I The arrests ni connection with the recent alleged extensive thefts from the G W. Railway at Swansea, had a seauel at Swan- sea on Saturday, when James Bivnnard (26), loco. fireman Thomas Boyle; Joseph Beg- ley (20), labourer; William Jones (21), labourer Will am fuelwovker Thomas Dickenson (19), labourer, and Trevor Clarke (19), labourer, were charged with being "concerned together in stealing and receiving a quantity of goed., from certain railway trucks on the G.W.R. sidings some time during the past six months, Lhe pro- perty of the G. W.R. Co." Inspector Mountjov, G W.R., asked for a remand u Â£ 14 Jay.?. there heirs? others im- reman d ,) f 14 lays- ) e i, e leirz others im- pi cated to be charged that day Inspecto1' \f oUlltWY strongiv objected to bail, sayine the value of fhÂ« Wods wa' Â£ 100, I and further a more serious charge was to be preferred agamÂ»<. then;, th.: sa n 1- ing a G. W.R. pokce oiheerâThe prisoners were accordingly remanded in cu&todv for 14 days. ANOTHER ALT. EG FT) IH^FT. I A lo-ye^r-old lad, said to be destitute but from a gi'O. famiiy in Pembtokeshne, named Thomas Reginald Davies, was remanded is cuotodv until Monuay week or. a charge of s,,t ,ea I' ng a quantity of goods from Â° the G.W.R. at Landore on thu night of Decem- ber 19th 2uth.
ABERAVON? PLIGHT.! ill-' PLICilT. Candles and L a mps Through the Gasworkers' Strike. Business at AbcravDn and Port Talbot on SatuT- day n jln was carried on under extreme difficul- ties, owng to the strike of the workers at the Ab-ravon and Margam Gns-vrorks Aberavon was the irore fortunate of the two piaces, as Mr. A. J Bonfa, the manager of the Corp- ration Gasworks, cut off the supply cn Saturday morD;ng and held it in reserve until the evca:r.g. though illuminating pcwer was rot very great i: assisted the shopkeepers to carry o'n with the aid of candles and oil lamps All the shops in the Pert Talbot district up to seven o'clock had to conduct their business with the aid of candles and lamps. F^howing a conference beiween representatives of she two authorities and the men's eclegrtcs the men agreed to return to work, and resumed on Saturday afternoon, with the result that a re- was available by seven o'clock. The m, n 1: e decided to continue until a week to-day if tiivir demands are not conseded by then they will again ceac work They arc claiming time and a half for working from two o'clock to ten c-i- Saturday, and double time from that hour until Monday morning. Arbitration proceedings were opened on Mon- day to decide a claim by the gajworklrs all over South Walts for an advance of 10s. per week in w.-gi s, .^ad the Aberavon and Margam Councils COIltnd that the men should ha\e awaited the result of that arbitration before sariking More- over, they hold that the claim in regard to week- end hours shoui'd not be a local one, but should be decided on a regional basis ia the same way as the wages are dealt with.
PLUCKY BRETON. I < Saves Three Children at I' Swansea. HAULED OUT ONE BY ONE. I Three children, aged lrom five to ten years, were rescued from the North Dock single-handed by a French seaman, a former maiine gunner, of the ketch Marie de Chanzy. on Slmday afternoon. The children were Harry Scadomus (10). Frederick Jen- kin- (9). and Richard Jenkins (5). a brother of Frederick, and they live at Febian-street, St. ibomais. Frederick .Jenkins told P.S. Mullina, who was on the scene soon after the rescue, that his little brother fell into the dock opposite PiErre Tonnerre. 'Messrs. England's storei on the Strand, and in endeavouring to reach him with a piece of wood, he and his companion overbalanced and fell in. They weie pulled out by the Frenchman. A "Daily Post reporter went on board the ketch, and was told the stoty. The rescuer's name if Pierre Jean Tonnerre, a marine gunner, c-f Alorbihan, Brittany. HEARD CHILDREN'S CRIES. He stated it was just after one o'clock. He heard children's cries, and looked ovei the bow of his boat, which was in the corner of the North Dock, and saw three I little children struggling in the water. He threw off hin sabots and dived into the dock. and got cut the children c.ne by one. He did I this single-handed, without the aid of a boat, and other members of the crew con- firmed his story. I The piucky Frenchman fought in the war and is 27 years of age. The children are litiha the worse for their imroetfSion. l
NO COUNTY COUNCIL Scheme of Glamorgan Labour Members. Mr. Meth Jones, organiser, speaking- a^Sa conference at Bridgend on Saturday of the South Wales Association of Labour Mem- bers (the Miners' Federation) and other or- ganisations, outlined the scheme for the creation of county boroughs in Glamorgan to absoib rural and urban areas, and do away with the county council. The present system was not ju.3t, as those authorities which were anx:cÂ»iu> to extend their boundaries always sought for the rich: eist areas of their neighbours, and those urban and rural districts would all sooner or later be faced with a serious position. Their rateable value would decrease, and they would be crippled as regards local develop- ment. They would either have to accept that position or adopt this proposal for the creation of county boroughs. Seven or eight new boroughs would come into existence with the adoption of the scheme Glamor- gan was the only county in Wales that lent iteeif to such a scheme. The scheme would reduce 33 local authorities in the county tv 11, In regard to education, the borough coun- cils would he responsible for the continuity of education of children within their area, from the elementary to the secondary schools. Thii would mean toe abolition of the numerous committees in various parts of the districts which had no power to deal with education in any real sense. It would meaii a settled policy. There would pro- bably he some opposition in regard to the financial position, but he suggested the appointment of actuarial experts to make an equitable arrangement. I Mr. Meth Jones (Labour organise) dealt with the extension of area by Swansea and other councils, which, h^ said, had deprived adjacent authorities of the control of rich and populous centres. He also dealt with the TREMENDOUS WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY wh;ch had resulted from the promotion of Bilb in Parliament, and the preparation of cases in oppositionâa state of things which would not exist under a scheme such as that proposed. A resolution was passed ruppclting the scheme, and an Incorporation Committee was appointed to confer with committees of ad- jscent areas for the purpose of arriving at a mutua! agreement.
LABOUR OF LOVE. Interesting Presentations at Landore. An enjoyable social evening was spent at the Hafod Inn on Saturday J?st. when the workmen of Messrs. Vivian and Son's Acid Works presented a geld albert and medallion to Mr. D. J. Lewis as a token of their great appreciation of his work with regard to the distribution of comforts, etc., to the boys who have been out at the front. The Chairman (Mr. T. Morgan) spoke most eulogisticallv of Mr. Lewis' work during the war. Mr. John Moms (one of the oldest workmen), on making the presentation, spoke in praiseworthy ternis of Mr. Lewis, who in reply remarked that his work was indeed "a labour of love." Messrs. W. Jones and F. W. Smith also spoke. The presentation was followed by an excellent musical programme, in which the following took part:âMessrs. Williams, Trevor Wil- liams. M. Sterio. G. Puxtey. W. Wilson, H. Shumack, alldTrooper Jack Jcnes.
I SKETTY GRIEVANCES. A Plea for Better Pavements. 1 MT. E. H. Griffiths, Picton House, Sketty, writes :â w Kindly allow me a space in your columiu to call the attention of the Highway Roada Committee to the terrible state of the pave ment on the Sketty-road and tramway ter- minus, which is in a terrible condition and. in some parts, not safe to walk on, being a mass of filthy poola. Surely we ought to have a decent pave ment to travel on for the rates we have U pay. I should aJso like to ask the Building or Inspection Committee cf the Educations Department of the Council to inspect tb. Carnglas Council School and the boundarj wall on the corner of Tyccch-road. This wall is giving way.
BIRCHGROVE COLLIER IX,1 E. David .Lewis, miner, Birchgrove, is detained at Swansea Hospital with a fractured thigh, the result of a fall of coal at the Mountain Colliery, Skewen, on Saturday afternoon.
SWANSEA MAN'S ESTATE. Mr. Thomas Elliott, of 14, Rutland- street, Swansea, who died on the 27th November last, at Rugby, Warwick, in- testa.te, left estate valued at -2663 13s. lid. gross, with net personalty P637 Is. lid. Letters of administration have been granted to his daughter. Miss Elizabeth Elliott, of 325, Clifton-road, Rugby. Â¡' 'e
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